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Walking tracks: The reserve has one circular track that takes an hour to complete.
A project to restore a neglected gully, overgrown with weed and littered with rubbish, that runs between Epuni Street and Tanera Park in Aro Valley. Our vision is that this 'wilderness' area will, in time, resemble a pre-European forest.
Tracks: There are three tracks in the 60 hectare reserve, from 20 minutes to an hour and fifteen minutes. The longest track (the blue track) circuits the whole reserve.
Field Reserve is located on SH1 opposite and immediately north of the Kapiti Island Lookout, 1.6km north-east of Paraparaumu and 3km south-west from Waikanae. The reserve is about 4kms from the coastline (Paraparaumu Beach).
Rats, stoats and possums destroy our native wildlife. Help to remove pests from the 3100 ha Hibiscus Coast, so native species can flourish.
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In 1964, Forest & Bird purchased 550 hectares of land in the Tautuku region with funds bequested by Mrs Lenz. This land, known today as the Lenz Reserve, consists predominantly of regenerating kamahi/rimu/rata forest.
The New Zealand Fairy Tern – which has teetered on the brink of extinction since the 1970s – is struggling
Walking tracks: no public tracks
The locals: Yellow-eyed penguins, bush birds, fern birds and the occasional seal or sea lion
NOTICE: The Colin Kerr-Taylor Reserve is currently closed to the public protect our kauri from the spread of kauri dieback. Please respect this ban and visit one of the many other walks around the Auckland Region.
The Dunedin, South Otago and Southland branches are joining efforts to conduct large scale conservation in and around Tautuku, in the Catlins.
The locals: Kereru, grey warbler, fantail, morepork, whitehead, bellbird, tui and kingfisher
Walking tracks: An easy walking track (1/2 hour) wanders throughout the entire reserve.
The Pāuatahanui Wildlife Reserve is a 50 hectare, fully restored wetland on the eastern edge of Pāuatahanui Inlet. DOC owns 46 hectares and Forest & Bird the remaining four.
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